Asia Business Council of Western Australia (ABCWA)
The Asia Business Council of Western Australia (ABCWA) was incorporated in August 2020 to encourage and support collaboration between Asian Business Councils, Government and Organisations to enhance and strengthen economic and cultural ties between Asia and Western Australia. Representatives of Western Australian and Australian Asian Business Councils form the ABCWA Board of Directors with an ex-officio role filled by a representative of Government of Western Australia Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI). In addition, the ABCWA includes an Advisory Council compiled of representatives from key stakeholder organisations.
Australia Indonesia Business Council
The Australia Indonesia Business Council Ltd (AIBC) is the peak, non-profit business association involved with the promotion and facilitation of trade and investment between Australia and Indonesia.
The AIBC’s history dates from the early 1970s. In 1971, the Australian Indonesia Business Cooperation Committee was formed with the broad aim of promoting business relationships with Indonesia. In 1989, this organisation merged with the Australia Indonesia Chamber of Commerce, to become the Australia Indonesia Business Council. Our sister organisation in Indonesia, the Indonesia Australia Business Council (IABC) has a similar history. The Dewan Kerja Sama Perusahan Indonesia Australia (DKSPIA) was active in the 1980s and evolved into the IABC.
The AIBC is now a national association with branches in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia. We are managed by a Board of Directors comprising State/Territory branch Chairs and a National President, National Vice-President and National Honorary Treasurer who are elected at the Annual General Meeting of members. The Board is supported by a National Secretariat.
AIBC members strengthen their business through up-to-date information; benefit from business and social networking; and belong to a business community with significant knowledge and contacts in both Australia and Indonesia. We provide a wide range of services to our members. For detailed information, please refer to member benefits.
AIBC’s membership is diverse and includes major corporations, professional service providers, banks, insurers, education providers, travel companies, manufacturers, trading and shipping companies, government departments, sports and cultural businesses, students and others.
Australia - Laos Business Advisory
With a vision to strengthen the relationship between Australia and Laos, Toto Boutdara established Australia – Laos Business Advisory (ALBA).
Australia – Laos Business Advisory (ALBA) provides advisory services for trade, investment and business between Australia and Laos.All projects and clients that we engage with promote, encourage, and make positive social change in the following key areas:
We are selective in the projects and clients we serve. All clients in our portfolio align with our values and seek to provide a positive impact in the markets they operate in. Working with our strong network both in Australia and Laos, we advise on:
- Market Entry Strategies
- Business Establishment and Licensing
- Business Branding & Communication
- Market Positioning
- Investment Attraction
- Feasibility Study
Australia Malaysia Business Chamber (Western Australia)
Australia Malaysia Business Chamber (Western Australia) is established as a non-profit organisation that provides a range of services to its members relating to businesses in Western Australia and Malaysia.
Malaysia was Western Australia’s 12th largest merchandise export market in 2017-18. Malaysia was also the state’s 2nd largest market for international visitors, and 3rd largest market for international students in 2017.
Mineral and petroleum commodities accounted for 93 per cent of Western Australia’s merchandise exports to Malaysia in 2017-18. Malaysia was Western Australia’s 2nd largest export market for mineral sands and lithium in 2017-18.
Other major commodity exports to Malaysia are petroleum, alumina/bauxite and nickel.
Malaysia was also a market for the state’s agricultural and food products. The main exports were wheat, oats, lamb, carrots and turnips in 2016-17. Australia Malaysia Business Chamber (Western Australia) is established as a non-profit organisation that provides a range of services to its members relating to businesses in Western Australia and Malaysia.
Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce Western Australia
The Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Australia (TCCA) was founded in February 1998. Its purpose is to promote social and cultural exchanges in the Australian region, to enhance mutual understanding and economic development, enhance the international status of Taiwanese businessmen in Australia, and promote the protection of the rights and interests of Taiwanese businessmen in Australia.
- Promote cooperation between Australian and Taiwanese businessmen
- Seek common development of industry and commerce and open up international markets.
- Strengthen the ties between Australian Taiwanese businessmen and Australian industrial and commercial circles, and exchange experience in business management and academic technology.
- Provide various business and financial information of Australian and Taiwanese businessmen to strengthen regional economic and trade cooperation.
- Promote contacts between Taiwanese businessmen in Australia and Taiwanese businessmen in the world
Western Australia Vietnam Business Council
The Western Australia Vietnam Business Council (WAVBC) is based in Perth, Western Australia and is a ‘not for profit organisation’. WAVBC’s origins are from 2003 but it ceased operation around 2008. The appointment of a Vietnam Consul General based in Perth Western Australia in 2012 rekindled Western Australian interest in Vietnam and the existing WAVBC was reformed in early 2016.
Throughout 2018 the WAVBC has been actively supporting the Western Australian Government’s ‘Asia Engagement Program,’ an initiative that is focussed on four South East Asian countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. The objectives are to deliver outcomes in three key areas: increasing trade, attracting investment and diversification of the WA economy.
The WAVBC like the other respective Asian Business Councils has committed to supporting the ‘Asia Engagement Program’ program by providing market intelligence, business networks, and experience in intercultural communication in the high context culture of Vietnam.
A series of ‘Country of Focus Roundtable Workshops’ supported by the WA Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science & Innovation in 2019 will help shape the future strategies that will enable the Councils to realise their full potential and become go to ‘points of reference’ for Western Australians seeking information on the focus countries.
During 2019, the WAVBC will continue to hold regular events of interest for its members and friends and host a 2019 members tour to Vietnam (Watch website for dates and details).
Vietnam has a transforming economy and with already strong relationships between Australia and Vietnam the committee of the WAVBC are determined to assist with the development of business relationships between Vietnam and Western Australia.